Movie star Jake Gyllenhaal has a soft spot for Burl Ives' song THE FOX because it helped him fall asleep as a child.
The Jarhead star admits he had trouble dropping off after he was mugged outside his house and his father would sing The Fox to reassure and relax him.
The actor recalls, "When I was a little kid we were robbed outside of our house. We were driving home, we pulled up and we were robbed, and ever since I was always really nervous about falling asleep, you know, naturally, and so my dad would sing this to me before I'd go to bed."
The song has since become one of Gyllenhaal's favourites and he picked it as part of a musical trip through his life for a recent taping of Los Angeles radio station KCRW's Guest DJ Project show.